U.S. district judge Roger Vinson ruled today that Obamacare is unconstitutional and void. He threw out the whole 2200-plus page law saying that to simply void the mandate that people must purchase insurance would leave an unworkable law and that it was beyond his ability and authority to determine which of the rest of the law would be workable without the mandate.
He struck down the law saying the Commerce Clause did not give Congress the power to mandate that people purchase insurance arguing,"the Commerce Clause can only reach individuals and entities engaged in an 'activity' and because the plaintiffs maintain that an individual’s failure to purchase health insurance is, almost by definition, 'inactivity,' the individual mandate goes beyond the Commerce Clause and is unconstitutional."
The judges decision will be appealed the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals but will likely end up in the Supreme Court. In making his decisions the judge quoted the Federalist Papers and James Madison. Reading the judges decision is inspirational. It is good to know that we have judges who take their duty seriously. To read the entire 78 page decision click here.